Breaking down Game 5 of the NL Division Series between the Washington Nationals and Chicago Cubs at Nationals Park.
Misery has plenty of company for Washington sports fans again after 9-8 defeat in Game 5 of the NLDS.
Most of attention surrounds the rotation, especially after Jon Lester and Jose Quintana were used in relief in Games 4 and 5. But Saturday night's Game 1 assignment at Dodger Stadium might not be so difficult. Quintana threw only 12…
The World Series champions are still alive.
Addison Russell drove in four runs, Wade Davis earned a seven-out save, and the Chicago Cubs reached their third NL Championship Series in a row by edging the Washington Nationals 9-8 in a thriller of a Game 5.
"It was a series of bad events,'' Nationals manager Dusty Baker said. "It really hurts, you know, to lose like that, especially after what we went through all year long, and that was tough.''
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A rollicking and wild Game 5 ended with a familiar feeling of misery for Washington and another trip to the N.L.C.S. for the defending champions.
Maxwell M. Scherzer would deliver. He would strangle the enemy, slay the curse, vanquish the evil spirits of Octobers past.